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Yesterday at San Jose Hockey Now, we spoke with recently-retired Tommy Wingels. In a wide-ranging chat, Wingels revealed why he retired at just 32, talked about the importance of athletes speaking up on issues like Black Lives Matters, and shared how proud he is of good friend Tomas Hertl.

In other San Jose Sharks news…

What do you think of Sam Gagner to the San Jose Sharks? (Locked On Sharks)

Around the NHL…

Brad Marchand defended Tuukka Rask wearing a Boston Police cap in a televised interview. (Boston Hockey Now)

Adrian Dater’s takeaways from the Avalanche exhibition victory over the Wild. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Penguins may opt to start Tristan Jarry over Matt Murray in Game One. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Anton Stralman returns to play despite prior reservations. (Florida Hockey Now)

Insights into the Islanders’ exhibition win. (NYI Hockey Now)

Nazem Kadri wants the league to give racial issues “more acknowledgment”. (theScore)

5 neutral zone faceoff strategies used by the Boston Bruins. (The Coaches Site)

Two ex-Sharks top Sean McIndoe’s “2020 Old Guy Without a Cup rankings”. (The Athletic)

Greg Wyshynski uncovers more info about the Arizona Coyotes/John Chayka divorce. (ESPN)

How the NHL missed the mark with their gestures to Black lives. (Yahoo! Sports)

The NWHL is targeting a January 2021 return, planning on a full season. (Sportsnet)

John Carlson left the Caps’ exhibition game early. (NHL)

Mike Babcock is back. (University of Vermont)

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Sheng’s Daily Links: Bad Sports Art

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Jonathan Dalhen? Maxim Letunov? Danil Yurtaykin?

You might be surprised that Erik Fowle considered these San Jose Sharks prospects at the end of their ropes as legitimate prospects.

Read Erik’s reasoning here!

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Around the NHL…

Adrian Dater on what it’s like to cover playoff hockey in an empty building. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Dan Kingerski on why Pittsburgh’s future depends on defeating Montreal. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Get to know Chris Dreidger, Sergei Bobrovsky’s back-up. (Florida Hockey Now)

Tuukka Rask eyes a Wednesday return. (Boston Hockey Now)

Islanders enjoying their time together in the bubble. (NYI Hockey Now)

Ryan Reaves, Robin Lehner, Tyler Seguin, and Jason Dickinson take a knee before the Vegas-Dallas game. (ESPN)

Ex-Shark Mike Grier and Bryce Salvador are excited to coach an all-minority youth team at an upcoming hockey tournament. (NHL)

Brenden Dillon and the MSE Foundation have donated 10,000 medical face masks to local first responders and food assistance organizations. (Twitter)

Hockey Hall of Famer Angela James on overcoming adversity. (Sportsnet)

Go to Bad Sports Art for all your sports photography needs! (Sin Bin)

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Sheng’s Daily Links: Defending Jack Johnson

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Credit: Dan Kingerski

Yesterday at San Jose Hockey Now, we took a look at 3 key elements that drive the success of the San Jose Sharks’ league-leading penalty kill.

At Peng to the Point, we disagreed with how Brad Marchand defended Tuukka Rask’s Boston Police cap.

Today, Erik Fowle continues his deep dive into the San Jose Sharks’ system, evaluating 7 prospects on their “Last Chance.”

Around the NHL…

Was Jack Johnson to blame for Montreal’s first goal in Game One? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Anthony Beauvillier and Brock Nelson are becoming game-changers. (NYI Hockey Now)

5 Takeaways from Bruins’ 4-1 loss. (Boston Hockey Now)

Rob Simpson on covering games in the hub. (Florida Hockey Now)

Colorado player grades from their 2-1 victory over St. Louis. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Behind Matt Dumba’s decision to kneel on Saturday during the National Anthem, then raise his fist on Sunday during both anthems. (The Athletic)

Auston Matthews, in his post-game press conference, expressed his displeasure with Steve Simmons for outing his positive COVID-19 test. (Twitter)

Changing of the guard in Nashville? Pekka Rinne’s 89-start postseason streak ends. (NHL)

Mark Scheifele’s injury isn’t believed to be long-term. (TSN)

Steven Stamkos won’t play in his round robin opener. (NHL)

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Sheng’s Daily Links: Matt Dumba Takes a Knee

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What makes the San Jose Sharks penalty kill tick?

Yesterday at San Jose Hockey Now, we started a two-part series that broke down the secrets to their success. Featuring proprietary data from SPORTLOGiQ and revealing video clips, you may never get closer to the league-leading Sharks PK.

Part 2 of this series, which will be subscribers-only, comes out today.

Subscribe here for more exclusive San Jose Sharks content.

We also discussed the possibility of Joe Thornton going over to Switzerland this fall to play hockey.

Around the NHL…

Matt Dumba takes a knee. (NHL)

The transcript of Dumba’s speech. (Twitter)

Get to know Matt Dumba — I interviewed him two months ago about growing up Asian in a white sport. (NBC News)

How did New York shut down Aleksander Barkov in Game One? (NYI Hockey Now)

Despite Game One loss, Sidney Crosby carried the Penguins. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Check out Drew Litton’s awesome Colorado Hockey Now cartoon. (Colorado Hockey Now)

George Richards’s Game One takeaways. (Florida Hockey Now)

Brad Marchand is back, but Tuukka Rask is questionable for opening round-robin game. (Boston Hockey Now)

Get Hockey Diversity Alliance apparel, all proceeds go to HDA youth programs. (HDA)

Paul Maurice tells us what he thinks of Matt Tkachuk’s skate riding up on Mark Scheifele’s leg. (Sportsnet)

Patrik Laine left the game too. (Sportsnet)

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